Secret Rainbow Serpents Gathering
A verse from Remembrance Day 2016, for watching arm-clad militaries march
For 60,000 years…
before this century of warring;
before the war that ended peace;
and generated Barker’s sad trilogy:
Rainbows and serpents helped
Aboriginal Australia survive,
and quench deep thirst.
…Now we must learn from then:
safe movement across lands;
safe sharing of water and story,
for life beyond borders, to survive.
Hand knit rainbow serpents gathered around an open page of author Sally Morgan's "The Last Dance" was a show stopper and conversation starter at Peace Works community and library events.